How Many Extra Magazines For Your Handguns, Rifles, AR-15’s ?
How Many Extra Magazines For Your Handguns, Rifles, AR-15’s ? by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
TDC Note – James Wesley Rawles has suggested a stockpile of 2,000 rounds of ammo per weapon. Part of his reasoning is for barter. Personally, I would not barter ammo during a SHTF scenario, seems a little too risky for my taste. Ammo has proven to be a great investment, if stored properly, it can store a great many years. If you keep up with the pricing of ammo you are well aware of the fact it has increased significantly over the past several years. The number of additional magazines per weapon, in my opinion, should be a direct reflection of the number of rounds of ammo stored. If you have a lot of ammo it may be a good idea to have a number of additional magazines.
For those of you who own semi-auto handguns, rifles, and/or AR’s, lets talk about the issue of how many extra magazines that you should have for each, the reasons as to why, and do you actually currently have enough extra magazines to feel comfortable…
A magazine is an ammunition storage / feeding device within or attached to a repeating firearm. Magazines can be removable (detachable) or integral to the firearm. The magazine functions by moving the cartridges stored in the magazine into a position where they may be loaded into the chamber by the action of the firearm. The detachable magazine is often (incorrectly) referred to as a clip, which is technically inaccurate.
Magazines come in many shapes and sizes, from those of bolt-action rifles that hold only a few rounds to drum magazines for self-loading rifles that can hold one hundred rounds or more. Various jurisdictions ban what they define as “high-capacity magazines”.
First, a POLL:
Select the number of extra magazines (in your opinion) that you should have for each: